J. V. Foix in lyrik-line

lyrikline is created by Literaturwerkstatt Berlin in cooperation with its international network of lyrikline partners.
It includes 11 Foix’s poems translated into 10 different languages.
They can be heard recited by the poet himself.

Here there is the link to J. V. Foix in lyrik-line.

e1612265055877-103×110.jpg” alt=”” width=”103″ height=”110″>This January 29 marks thirty-four years since the death of J. V. Foix. It was the year 1987.
«Ésser i traspàs fan un: tot muda i tot roman;
tots hi serem al Port amb la desconeguda.»
                                                  gener 1973

J. V. Foix’s 128th Birthday

Today, January 28, 128 years ago, was born the great poet J. V. Foix, in the town of Sarrià.

«Feliç qui amb fills, alous i bous sap dur
Més alt que tots el penó dels seu zels
I en verb natiu ajusta un rim segur»

                                                                                        maig 1920

In the November 2020 issue of the journal Ínsula, professor Enric Bou comments on the case of J. V. Foix as emblematic of the avant-garde exchanges. His figure as a critic, poet and cultural agitator is essential in the surrealist panorama of 1929.

Here you can read the article.

Christmas 2020

Exalço amb tinta i paper,
Cels morents i rima nova,,
O rondo al fosc de la Cova
De Qui promet, mitjancer,
Cels morents i Terra nova.

                                                              El Port de la Selva, 1956

Espais Escrits. Catalan literary heritage network is a private non-profit association, established in 2005 with the aim of articulating the projects of custody, research and spreading of the tangible and intangible legacy of the classic writers of Catalan literature, and structuring the Catalan literary heritage through the institutions that watch over it and promote reading and studies.

Here you can see the promotional video.

The book published this year by the Fundació J. V. Foix allows the reader not only to witness the friendship between J. V. Foix and the publisher and bookseller Joan Gili, who settled in England in 1934, but also closely attend the birth of books such as Sol, i de dol or Les irreals omegues.

Josep Mengual carries out a preliminary study of the importance of the figure of Joan Gili to spread Catalan literature and Margarida Trias edits the correspondence.

The Pere Quart trio, formed by Toni Beamud, bassoon, Òscar Vila, piano and Òscar Rocabert, rhapsody, gave a poetry recital on June 25 at the Amics de les Arts in Terrassa, with poems by J. V. Foix. Now Mirall de Glaç, the literary section of Amics de les Arts and Joventuts Musicals of Terrassa, has just published the video on Youtube.

The recital features music by J. S. Bach, C. Ph.D. E. Bach, Frederic Mompou, Manuel Blancafort, Joan Massià, Ali Riza Saral and Beamud himself. See video.

With a multifaceted Vilacasas is considered one of the most prominent artists of the Informalist movement in Catalonia. This October and until January 10, you can visit in his hometown the exhibition that shows his pictorial work. He was a friend and collaborated with J. V. Foix. In the exhibition you can see a poem by Foix and engravings by the artist.

Site: Espai Cultura. Carrer d’en Font, 25. Sabadell

Columna Música has just released a CD with songs by Mercè Torrents (1930 – 2018) about poems by various authors, among which J. V. Foix.

On September 24 at 7:30 p.m. the presentation will take place at the Jardí dels Tarongers, on Carrer de la Ràbida, 5 in Barcelona. The mezzo-soprano Marta Valero and the pianist Daniel Blanch will take part.

It is requested to confirm attendance to merce.corretja@gmail.com